Review: Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski

Title: Remember Me
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 336

Content Warnings: gun violence, murder, suicide

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In this eerie and suspenseful YA, a teen girl discovers what connects her to the hotel she calls home as horrifying visions lead her to the truth. 

Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls–and most horrifying of all–visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1905 involving a girl named Lea.

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Excerpt and Giveaway: Announcing Trouble by Amy Fellner Dominy

Title: Announcing Trouble
Author: Amy Fellner Dominy
Release Date: August 5, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 306

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I may know everything there is to know about baseball, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Or like him. Garrett Reeves: sidelined player and the embodiment of everything I’ve learned to hate about baseball. He’s gorgeous, he’s cocky, he’s laser-focused on getting back in the game, no matter the cost.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

Title: The Merciful Crow
Author: Margaret Owen
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Henry Holt (BYR)
Pages: 384

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A future chieftain

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

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Review: Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Title: Hello Girls
Authors: Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 320

Content Warnings: child abuse, Alzheimer’s, underage drinking, gun violence, drugs

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Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.

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Review: Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

Title: Swing
Authors: Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Blink
Pages: 448

Content Warnings: PTSD, police brutality, underage drinking

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Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool.

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Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season of the Witch by Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: Season of the Witch
Series: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 288

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It’s the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. But she’s also lived a normal mortal life – attending Baxter High, hanging out with her friends Susie and Roz, and going to the movies with her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle.

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Review: Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud

Title: Truly Madly Royally
Author: Debbie Rigaud
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Point
Pages: 304

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Fiercely independent and smart, Zora Emerson wants to change the world. She’s excited to be attending a prestigious summer program, even if she feels out of place among her privileged, mostly white classmates. So she’s definitely not expecting to feel a connection to Owen, who’s an actual prince of an island off the coast of England. But Owen is funny, charming…and undeniably cute. Zora can’t ignore the chemistry between them. When Owen invites Zora to be his date at his big brother’s big royal wedding, Zora is suddenly thrust into the spotlight, along with her family and friends. Everyone is talking about her, in real life and online, and while Owen is used to the scrutiny, Zora’s not sure it’s something she can live with. Can she maintain her sense of self while moving between two very different worlds? And can her feelings for Owen survive and thrive in the midst of the crazy? Find out in this charming romantic comedy that’s like The Princess Diaries for a new generation.

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